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Victoria Tafferner



2011 - PhD, FU Berlin, North American Studies (History)

2010 - Master of Arts in British and North American Cultural Studies, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

2003 - Diplom Orchestermusiker, Hochschule für Musik Freiburg

1999 - Bachelor of Music, University of Cape Town

Academic Employment

11/2010 – 08/2011 - Research Assistant English Department, North American Studies, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hochbruck, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

09/2009 – 10/2010 - Research Assistant, DFG Project “Historische Lebenwelten” Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

2013 - Scholarship, German Historical Institute Bosch Archive Summer School for Historians

Musical Employment

2001 – 2014 - Concert Tours and Engagements in Opera, Orchestral and chamber music projects throughout Europe and Asia with the Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra, SWR Freiburg Baden-Baden und Stuttgart, Ensemble surplus, Basel Theatre, Deutsche Musikrat, Ensemble Aventure, Ensemble Ressonanz, Theatre Cottbus, Deutsches Film Orchester Babelsberg

2004 - Ernst Siemens Prize with Ensemble Chronophonie

1995 – 2000 - Engagements in various African Orchestras (including: Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Namibian National Symphony Orchestra)


English, German, Afrikaans

Teaching Experience

2008 - Organization of extra-curricular Master’s tutorial

2009 - Tutoring position undergraduate Cultural Studies

2010 - Proseminar : Brits, Boers and Bogans (Uni Freiburg)

2011 - Proseminar: British News Media (Uni Freiburg)

2014 - Proseminar: Visual Histories of Labor, Gender, and    Occupational Health in the Progressive Era (FU Berlin)


12/2009 - EUCOR Conference paper, "Searching for the (un)common Man: Class and Re-enactment"

04/2010 - Irish Theatre Conference Trinity College, Dublin, Conference paper, "The Rush"

07/2011 - Freiburg Institute for Advance Studies Conference paper, "No Pot for the Chicken: Redefining Lack in the 21st Century"

07/2012 - Organisation of and Closing Remarks, GSNAS International Conference 2012: Making It Home

12/2012 - Colloquium Paper, Berlin, "Envisioning Embodiments: Work, Injury and Women in the Progressive Era and the Shaping of Affective Labor"

01/2014 - Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, Conference Paper, “Inhuman Form, Heart Warm and Tender: Negotiating the Broken Bodies of Progressive Era Working Women”


Forthcoming 09/2014 - European Congress on World and Global History, Paris, Conference Paper, “Trials by Fire and the Making of Americans.”

2010 - Tafferner, Victoria, Regina Loftus and Paul Rolke. 2010. “Ventures into History.” Staging the Past. Eds. Judith Schlehe, Michiko Uike-Bormann, Carolyn Oesterle and Wolfgang Hochbruck. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag. 235-53.

2011 - Settler and Creole Reenactment (Review).

2012 - Birds and Bees: Transnational Histories of Sex Education (Review).